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Scientists explore new concepts of plant behavior and interactions
Plants 'talk' to each other through mycorrhizal networks, but can we eavesdrop on what plants are talking about? View News Article (2016-05-26)

A global early warning system for infectious diseases
In the recent issue of EMBO reports, Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and John Drake of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology call for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases. View News Article (2016-05-23)

Study proves removing beach debris increases sea turtle nests
Conventional wisdom says removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest; now, as sea-turtle nesting season gets underway, a new University of Florida study proves it. View News Article (2016-05-18)

Honeybees more likely to regulate hive's 'thermostat' during rapid temperature increases
Honeybees use their wings to cool down their hives when temperatures rise, but new University of Colorado Boulder research shows that this intriguing behavior may be linked to both the rate of heating and the size of a honeybee group. View News Article (2016-05-09)

No males needed: All-female salamanders regrow tails 36 percent faster
The lady salamander that shuns male companionship may reap important benefits. For instance, when a predator snaps off her tail. View News Article (2016-05-03)

30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ
Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world's largest nuclear accident.  View News Article (2016-04-19)

Potential of satellite remote sensing to monitor species diversity
The importance of measuring species diversity as an indicator of ecosystem health has been long recognized and it seems that satellite remote sensing (SRS) has proven to be one of the most cost-effective approaches to identify biodiversity hotspots and predict changes in species composition. View News Article (2016-04-05)

Biological field stations: Keeping a pulse on our planet
A recent BioScience paper provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the tundra, monitoring terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. View News Article (2016-03-21)

Climate change takes from the poor, gives to the rich, study finds
Fish and other important resources are moving toward the Earth's poles as the climate warms, and wealth is moving with them, according to a new paper by scientists at Rutgers, Princeton, Yale, and Arizona State universities. View News Article (2016-02-25)

Temperature changes wreak ecological havoc in deforested areas, CU-Boulder study finds
The newly-exposed edges of deforested areas are highly susceptible to drastic temperature changes, leading to hotter, drier and more variable conditions for the forest that remains, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder. View News Article (2016-02-23)

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